Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

LOCAL STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF ATTORNEY BENJAMIN TARUG RAMOS ON 6 NOVEMBER 2018

Bruxelles, 09/11/2018 - 10:21, UNIQUE ID: 181109_7
Local Statements

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in the Philippines:

The European Union strongly condemns the killing by unidentified men on 6 November 2018 of Attorney Benjamin Tarug Ramos, Secretary General of Negros Occidental Chapter of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers.

Attorney Ramos was the main lawyer for the National Federation of Sugar Workers in Negros Occidental and provided assistance to farmers following the killing of nine sugar cane farmers in Sagay on 20 October.

The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families of all the victims and looks to the ongoing investigations, as announced by the Government, to swiftly bring those responsible to justice.

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